Ex-prisoners sound distress signals after PA cuts their livelihoods

Ex-prisoners about cut salaries

Ex-prisoners from Nablus province launched cries for help after the Palestinian Authority (PA), chaired by Mahmoud Abbas, cut their salaries.

Palestinian ex-prisoner Mohamed al-Sheikh Khalil, from Nablus’s Balata refugee camp, said the Minister of Prisoners and Ex-Prisoners Affairs spoke to him by phone and told him that the PA suspended his salary at the request of the Prime Minister, Rami al-Hamdallah.

Al-Sheikh, held in Israeli jails for over 11 years, added that no offenses or felonies figure in his criminal record.

The ex-prisoner said that the PA’s decision to cut his salary, among others’, is arbitrary and makes part of preplanned crackdowns against Palestinian human rights activists.

(Source / 31.07.2017)

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